Covid-19 impact: Domestic air travel reduced to 50% capacity, tickets to be expensive from June 1

The government has also increased the lower limit of the flight fares. On the back of rising Covid-19 cases resulting in air passenger number decline, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has reduced the capacity of domestic flights. It was seen that over the last three months, the number of people travelling in flights were comparatively … Read more

Summer travel is returning: Here’s who’s booking and where they’re going

With vaccines rolling out across across the world, travelers want to reclaim something most gave up during the lockdown era: the summer vacation. Travel searches are surging, and bookings aren’t far behind. But it isn’t happening uniformly across continents. Here’s who is booking, where people are traveling, and what’s beckoning travelers from their homes again. … Read more

To fly or not: Sudden spike in Covid cases, mandatory Covid negative test dampens air travel sentiments

The number of domestic travellers that travelled in the domestic flights in the country on Tuesday was 1.83 lakh, the Indian Express quoted the data provided by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. A considerable dip in the number of domestic travellers has been reported in the country due to the mandatory requirement of producing Covid-19 … Read more

Attention Air Passengers: Fliers without masks to be deboarded, says DGCA; Delhi HC supports the move

So far, four passengers on a flight from Jammu to Delhi on March 16, were declared unruly as they were not wearing their masks properly, and thus, were taken to the security officials. Travelling via flights? Then make sure you are following all protocols for COVID-19 transmission prevention and this includes wearing a mask throughout … Read more

US air travel rises to highest levels yet since pandemic hit

The number of people flying in the United States has eclipsed the year-ago level for the first time in the pandemic period, although travel remains deeply depressed from 2019. The Transportation Security Administration said 1.34 million people passed through U.S. airport checkpoints on Sunday, topping the 1.26 million people that TSA screened on the comparable … Read more

Air travel increases! January 9 marks movement of more than 5.16 lakh passengers across India

On the day, 2151 flight departures were recorded across the country and 2155 flight arrivals took place. There is no doubt that air travel had declined substantially in Covid-hit time and travelling via flights resumed steadily last year. However, with the beginning of this year, it looks like many people are moving across places resulting … Read more

Quarantine-free travel from the U.S. to Europe shows the first, small signs of becoming reality

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­New preflight testing programs are allowing a small number of Americans to have a European Christmas holiday this year after all. On Tuesday, Delta Air Lines launched a Covid-19 testing program for customers flying from Atlanta to Amsterdam, while a second program is scheduled to start on Saturday for Delta passengers flying to Rome. Unlike … Read more

A door may be cracking open for Americans to travel to Europe again

Two new Covid-19 testing programs may be the key to unlocking travel between the United States and Europe. Select passengers flying on American Airlines, British Airways and United Airlines flights are eligible to participate in testing programs that are evaluating whether preflight Covid-19 tests can be used to relax travel restrictions imposed by both countries. … Read more

International flights suspension extended by DGCA till November 30

DGCA had previously extended the suspension of all scheduled international commercial passenger flights a number of times as the spread of Coronavirus infection remains unabated. The suspension of all scheduled international commercial passenger flights has been extended till the end of November 2020 in the wake of rise in the number of Coronavirus cases in … Read more